Horse Politics

  • Independent Report Criticizes BLM Management of Mustangs

    Removal of nearly 100,000 horses from the Western range over the past decade is probably having the opposite effect of its intention to ease ecological damage and reduce overpopulated herds.

    Flossie Sellers - July 30, 2013 08:54

  • Equine Groups Voice Strong Support for PAST Bill

    PAST increases penalties for soring horses, removes the pads and action devices often implicated in the process, and abolishes the current inspection system which is riddled with conflicts of interest.

    Flossie Sellers - July 23, 2013 15:17

  • New Chairs of Congressional Horse Caucus Named

    The Congressional Horse Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of the House of Representatives formed to educate Congress and their staffs about the importance of the horse industry.

    Flossie Sellers - July 12, 2013 13:39

  • FEI Proposes Updates to Rules for Upcoming Equine Contests

    New proposals for FEI equine events including the Olympics are under review and will become effective January 1, 2014.

    Flossie Sellers - July 7, 2013 08:20

  • Law Suit Filed To Block Horse Slaughter

    The USDA has granted an inspection permit to a discredited horse slaughter plant operator in New Mexico, bringing the nation closer to its first horse slaughter operation since 2007.

    Flossie Sellers - July 3, 2013 09:11

  • Government Report Shows Horse Trail Access in Jeopardy

    While more people than ever are heading into National Forests in pursuit of exercise, relaxation, and adventure, only one quarter of all trails are maintained to standard.

    Flossie Sellers - June 28, 2013 10:36

  • Senate Committee Blocks Domestic Horse Slaughter

    U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of a provision that, if enacted into law, could halt any efforts to resume slaughtering horses for human consumption.

    Flossie Sellers - June 21, 2013 10:02

  • Funding for Horse Slaughter Plant Inspections Blocked

    President Obama's proposed FY 2014 budget included a request for Congress to prevent tax dollars from supporting horse slaughter, and currently no horse slaughter facilities are operating in the U.S.

    Flossie Sellers - June 14, 2013 08:20

  • Bill To Protect Wild Spanish Mustangs of Corolla

    The Corolla Wild Horse Fund manages the herd through observing and tracking the health and condition of each individual, bringing in veterinary intervention when necessary.

    Flossie Sellers - June 11, 2013 08:20

  • As Interior Secretary, What Will Sally Jewell Do About Wild Horses?

    Incoming Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has promised to strike a better balance between the competing interests of industry and environmental protection, and she could literally determine whether America's wild horses have a future on public lands in th

    Flossie Sellers - March 21, 2013 09:33